Aerial lifts are used for a wide range of construction and maintenance tasks throughout the world. These lifts elevate and position operators to allow them to perform specific tasks. The combination of the environment and the task dictates the appropriate type of aerial lift to be used.

Caulfield Engineering’s professional staff have performed industrial testing of aerial lifts and have investigated numerous accidents involving this type equipment. When an accident occurs that involves an aerial lift, our consultants leverage their knowledge of the operational characteristics of the aerial lift to analyze how the accident occurred in the specific operating environment.  In addition, the engineers at Caulfield Engineering analyze the subject lift to determine if it meets all relevant requirements from applicable standards.

Types of Boom Lift Accidents

Our team of engineers has investigated accidents involving both self-propelled and towable lifts, including but not limited to: 

  • Articulating boom lifts
  • Telescopic boom lifts
  • Scissor lifts
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Vertical mast lifts